Today’s Parliament proceedings ended prematurely due to the lack of quorum in the house.
Only four Members of Parliament were present in Parliament, with today’s sittings adjourned at 5:30pm.
Parliament today debated a motion tabled by the Samagi Jana Balawegaya pertaining to the country’s present situation and the fuel crisis.
The opposition says Sri Lankans have two options at present, either to continue to live like slaves or rally and rebuild the nation.
Speaking in Parliament, Member of Parliament Sarath Fonseka said the country is in disarray at present.
MP Fonseka stressed it is no secret that the public is frustrated and keen on leaving the country.
He claimed despite the current financial issues, corrupt activities are continuing to take place.
MP Sarath Fonseka said they have information that public funds at large-scale will be misappropriated during the construction of the Central Expressway.
He said if corruption is taking place during development projects, it will directly hit average Sri Lankans, who are already suffering due to the spike in prices of essential goods and high inflation.
He added the government that came to power making various promises has been unable to arrest the mastermind behind the Easter Sunday attacks or those who neglected intelligence reports that paved the way for the attacks.
Meanwhile, Member of Parliament Mujibur Rahman claims the government is deliberately sabotaging the Easter Sunday attacks investigation.
MP Rahman said Directors of the Criminal Investigation Department are being transferred every six months.
He questioned how investigations can be conducted when CID Directors cannot function for more than six months.
He also questioned whether the government has used the evidence and information that was collected regarding the attacks by former CID Director Shani Abeysekera.
He said it was common knowledge that an intelligence officer was linked with Zahran Hashim. MP Rahman raised concerns over his whereabouts.
He said Former Senior DIG Ravi Seneviratne also made submissions before the Presidential Commission of Inquiry pertaining to an individual who was functioning above Zahran Hashim.
MP Mujibur Rahman said Former Senior DIG Ravi Seneviratne had indicated that national security cannot be ensured until those who worked above Zahran Hashim are apprehended.
He questioned as to what progress has been made regarding such crucial information.